Have recently discovered that you have bats in your home that are making a mess in your attic? Comparing companies that remove bat guano can be overwhelming and confusing if you don’t know what qualities to look for. Here we discuss some key things to keep in mind while you are on the search for a reliable bat removal and guano clean-up company.
Why Is It Important To Remove Bat Guano?
You may be ask yourself “Why is bat decontamination so important?” First and foremost, bat guano (feces) can accumulate in your attic very quickly. Once the amount of guano increases and begins to heat up in your attic, it will begin to smell BAD. It will also begin to grow Histoplasma fungus. If you disturb this fungus and the spores become airborne, it can lead to a potential health risks for your family. If you breath in the spores, it can lead to a lung infection known as Histoplasmosis. The symptoms iHistoplasmosis include: fever, chest pain, body aches and in severe cases, death.
Many bat removal companies will only seal the exterior. They skip the vital clean-up step that removes bat guano because it is very messy and dangerous. It may be cheaper to hire companies that skip this daunting task but ask yourself this: How much much is your family’s health worth?
Other Damage Created By Bat Guano
The longer these winged creatures take up residence in your home, the more you will need to remove bat guano. The accumulation of bat guano can also do extreme damage to your ceiling and drywall. The sheer weight of the feces will put stress on the surface supporting it all. This can lead to buckling or break-through which can be very messy and costly to fix. Also, insulation is usually damaged and may need to be replaced if you have had bats in your home for any length of time. All of these issues can lead to you paying thousands of dollars out of pocket since most insurance companies do not pay for property damage due to bat infestations.
The Difference Between Varmint Gone and Other Bat Removal Companies
Although hiring a bat removal company that will also remove bat guano can be a tad more expensive, it is well worth it in order to keep you and your family safe. It is also important to note that bats are carriers of over 60 “zoonotic” viruses. These are viruses that can be transferred to other animals and humans”, including Ebola, rabies and COVID-19. Learn more about this in our other article: “Do Bats Spread Viruses?”. Our technicians are put at high risk each day to ensure our customers are safe. They crawl on their hands and knees on rafters to remove bat guano and spray sanitation solutions in attics that can reach temperatures of over 120 degrees in summer. Would YOU want to do this job? How much would YOU charge to do this job?
What Is Your Next Step?
Now that you know the importance of why to remove bat guano and are familiar with what sets a good bat removal company apart from the others, now you can protect your family and your investment by scheduling an inspection online or calling Varmint Gone at 888-391-3330 today! Varmint Gone is a licensed, insured, and local veteran owned company providing fast and reliable bat removal services to homeowners and commercial facilities since 1983. We include an unprecedented five-year warranty on all repairs and construction exclusion work against bats.
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